This evening, we ran a poll on Twitter to ask our many readers who they blame for the current shortcomings being witnessed at Manchester United?
‘The players aren’t good enough’, ‘Mourinho is past it’, or ‘Woodward is just a Glazer puppet’ are some of the trends we’ve noticed on social media in recent weeks, so to get a feel for what the majority of Reds feel, @StrettyNews ran a poll.
No football club plans on starting a new domestic campaign with unrest, but this isn’t typical of what you see elsewhere. Manchester United is the biggest football club in the world with unrest rooting from the very core.
It all starts with the owners. Since the Glazer family takeover in 2005, any hope of becoming a proper football club again looked doomed. United is a commercial cash cow and the Florida based family are going to do their utmost to milk it dry.
Then, there’s the middleman, Ed Woodward. Like a puppet on a string, Dick’Ed will do whatever it takes to please the parasites, even if that means falling short to help his most important employee, José Mourinho, even after handing him a new contract.
Mourinho’s reputation has come back to bite him in the arse, with calls from the outside that his best days are behind him. True or not, Woodward has dealt this man a raw deal these past months and we’re just waiting for Mourinho go reveal more on that publicly. (Well, hopefully, he does!)
Finally, the players. Only four or five of them bothered to acknowledge the fans after the shit show against Brighton on Sunday. The rest went into hiding or to check how many more followers they’ve reached on Instagram. If any of them – and, I mean any – don’t get what it means to wear the famous Red shirt, I’d happily give a hand to pack their backs.
See the poll results below:
Lots of discussion on here over the past 24 hours. Do you blame anyone in particular for what we’re being subject to at #MUFC?
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) 20 August 2018
Mourinho must figure out how to motivate his players before we face Tottenham next week. Otherwise, it’s going to be a very long season and one that could see us change manager, though whoever comes in next will be doomed too, having to deal with such a rubbish regime.
United, whether we like to admit it or not, are on the brink of crisis, and I’m not talking about the unconvincing win over Leicester or the shambolic defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. It goes much deeper than that.
Cracks appear whenever you look inside Old Trafford and nobody can escape scrutiny. It’s easy to point the finger at Mourinho, but what about the players who struggle to deliver a 5-yard pass? What about the executive vice-chairman, who continuously undermines the manager? What about the owners who don’t care about you, I or the football club we love?